There are many issues that may require
one-on-one individual counseling. These include
but are not limited to: anxiety, depression,
addiction, trauma, grief, and obsession &
compulsion. These issues can be driven by
individual thought processes, emotions, biology,
and one’s experience of the world. I find that
exploring a wide range of areas of my clients’
lives and thought patterns provides valuable
insight into why they feel the way they do.
Another important part of the individual counseling
process is realizing that we are all influenced by
family, community, and our culture. If my clients
feel comfortable, I can seek to explore how they are benefiting or possibly being inhibited by these influences. It is very important to me to respect the individual values and worldview of each client. This is essential to providing a safe place for one’s healing process. I am also comfortable and trained to expand individual counseling to include other key figures such as partners, family members, and children if beneficial to the process.